Long Live Wivi Lönn! Festival

20th May –  22 May 2022
Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki

1 Event / Day 10/5/0 € or Museum Card
2–3 days / 20/10/0 € or Museum Card

Welcome to the Long Live Wivi Lönn! Festival on the occasion of architect Wivi Lönn’s birthday from 20th May to 22 May 2022! During the festival, participants will gather around the work of Wivi Lönn (1872–1966) and her followers in order to reflect on the relationship between architecture and gender as well as on issues related to equality and non-discrimination in the fields of architecture and culture.  The festival is part of the Wivi Lönn 150 jubilee year’s programme. The main event will be staged at the Long Live Wivi Lönn! Exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. See the full programme here (in Finnish)

Programme in English

Party / Long Live Wivi Lönn!
Friday 20 May, 2022 at 6pm | Free admission | Pre-registration required

Wivi Lönn’s 70th birthday was celebrated in Lalluka, Helsinki, on May 20, 1942. The celebration was attended by 46 women architects from all over Finland, and a start for the Association of Women Architects Architecta. Eighty years have passed since and it is worth celebrating! The Museum of Finnish Architecture invites you to celebrate the 150th anniversary of architect Wivi Lönn, the 80th anniversary of the Association of Women Architects Architecta, Long Live Wivi Lönn! exhibition and the opening of the Alusta Pavilion by suomi/koivisto architects. Main language of the party is Finnish.

Guided Tour / Long Live Wivi Lönn!
Saturday 21.5.2022 at 1 pm | 10/5/0 € / Museum Card
Explore the Museum of Finnish Architecture’s Long live Wivi Lönn! exhibition accompanied by an expert guide. Who was Wivi Lönn and what was her role in the women’s history of architecture? How and why did the Association of Women Architects Architecta get started? And what does the field of architecture look like from the perspective of equality today? During the festival the maximum group size is 25 people / tour.

Performative Intervention & Roundtable Discussion / Redistributions
Saturday 21 May, 2022, 3–6 pm | Free admission | Pre-registration required

Redistributions is an event combining a performative intervention by artist Karolina Kucia and roundtable discussion organized by Frame Contemporary Art Finland in collaboration with anti-racist platform #StopHatredNow and Museum of Finnish Architecture. The event presents different approaches to redistribution of power and wealth through performance as well as institutional and educational architectures.

Lecture / Katarina Bonnevier: When walls speak – Herstories and Contemporary Feminism in Architecture
Sunday 22 May 2022, 3–4.30 pm  | 10/5/0 € / Museum Card | Pre-registration required
Departing from the collective practice of which Katarina Bonnevier is part – the architecture, design and art collective MYCKET collaborations – she will braid herstories in architecture. That is, bring out the relations between our contemporary feminist practices with those who have gone before us.

Festival partners

Aalto University Art Education Programme
The Ebeneser Foundation and Kinderkarten Museum
Frame Contemporary Art Finland (Rehearsing Hospitalities Programme)
Friends of Queer History
Keiden kaupunki (Whose City) Project
Parvs Publishing
You Tell Me Collective

For more information, please contact: 

Jemina Lindholm   
Manager of Learning and Public Programmes   
Museum of Finnish Architecture